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8 Tips for Photographing Kids in the Snow by Cathy Mores

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I’m one of Me Ra’s trained, certified CONFIDENCE teacher Cathy Mores, with my favorite 8 photo tips for photographing kids in the snow this winter! It seems like we have all had our share of snow lately, haven’t we? For some of our kiddos, this winter is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Seeing their reactions to those first snowy footsteps and the feeling of sledding downhill are moments they’ll remember forever. Here are eight quick photo tips to make the most of those memories!

1. Look for ways to create contrast. This time of year can be so gray and dreary. Using a pop of color, or the contrast of shadows, can create depth and texture to your pictures. In the following image, my son’s red jacket stands out against the crisp white snow and peeks of fresh blue sky. If it’s just too gray and overcast, use trees or other elements of your surroundings to show the difference between the earth and the sky. This can help bring dimension and depth to your image, too.

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  1. Brittany Vanderlinden on Facebook

    February 26th, 2014 at 8:16 am

    I’m going to read this and pray that it is too late this year 🙂 but hey Tracy Morrison I bet you still have plenty of time and that brand new lens!

  2. Brittany Vanderlinden on Facebook

    February 26th, 2014 at 8:16 am

    I’m going to read this and pray that it is too late this year 🙂 but hey Tracy Morrison I bet you still have plenty of time and that brand new lens!

  3. MeRa Koh on Facebook

    February 26th, 2014 at 11:50 am

    I LOVE that Brittany Vanderlinden!!! And Tracy Morrison, please post any snow photos that Cathy Mores Photography post inspires! Post them here! We want to see for all our readers!

  4. Xanthe Roxburgh

    April 11th, 2014 at 9:13 am

    Wonderful tips! These photos are magnificently done.